Amanda Holden thinks The Nightly Show needs more female hosts

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Amanda Holden reckons The Nightly Show would be better if it had more female hosts.

ITV launched its new week-night chat show last month with a new guest host in charge from every Monday.


Of the seven hosts to date, only one has been a woman: Davina McCall.

The others have been David Walliams, John Bishop, Gordon Ramsay, Dermot O'Leary, Bradley Walsh and Jason Manford.

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda told The Huffington Post: “Probably what ITV should have done is given The Nightly Show to two females, and then maybe it would have been successful.”

However she ruled out hosting the show with fellow BGT star Alesha Dixon.

"Well no, we don’t do crumbs, darling. No, we will have started the loaf of bread. We don’t do the very last crust," Amanda said.

It's understood that ITV did try to get other presenters for the show, with Bake Off duo Mel and Sue amongst those invited, however they were unable to work it into their schedules.


The late night chat show has been up and down in the ratings ever since it launched but ITV are rumoured to be considering a second series, albeit in an even later slot at 10:30PM.

For now, the penultimate week of the first run continues at 10PM tonight on ITV with guest host Jason Manford.

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